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Material Safety Data Sheet


Barium chloride solutions, 2.5% - 20%

Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name:
Barium chloride solutions, 2.5% - 20%
Catalog Numbers:
LC11600, LC11602, LC11620, LC11622
Synonyms:

Company Identification:
LabChem, Inc.
200 William Pitt Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Company Phone Number:
(412) 826-5230
Emergency Phone Number:
(800) 424-9300
CHEMTREC Phone Number:
(800) 424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name: Percent


7732-18-5 Water balance
10326-27-9 Barium chloride dihydrate 2.5 - 20

Section 3 - Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview
Appearance: Colorless.
Warning! Do not take internally. Do not taste or swallow. Harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Target Organs: None known.

Potential Health Effects


Eye:
May cause redness, tearing, irritation, burning, blurred vision.
Skin:
May cause swelling and irritation.
Ingestion:
Harmful if swallowed. Larger doses cause cardiac and respiratory failure, kidney and GI tract
hemorrhage. Paralysis, hypokalemia, heart disorder may occur.
Inhalation:
Toxic effects of mist inhalation including muscle tightness, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea,
abdominal pain, convulsions, tremors, anxiety, dyspnea, slow pulse, irregular heartbeat.

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Chronic:
Exposure may result in mucous membrane irritation, dermatitis, conjunctivitis. May cause
bronchitis.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures


Eyes:
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids
until no evidence of chemical remains. Get medical aid at once.
Skin:
Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while
removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion:
Get medical aid at once. Give oxygen if respiration is depressed. Induce vomiting (touch finger to
back of throat) keeping head lower than hips (prevent aspiration into lungs). Give conscious non-
convulsive victim two tablespoons of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) in a glass of warm water,
then 2-4 glasses of water.
Inhalation:
Give artificial respiration if necessary. Get medical aid. Keep victim warm, at rest. Move victim to
fresh air.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General Information:
Negligible fire and explosion hazard when exposed to heat or flame. Move container if possible,
avoid breathing vapors or dust.
Extinguishing Media:
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.
Autoignition Temperature:
No information found.
Flash Point:
No information found.
NFPA Rating:
CAS# 7732-18-5: Not published.
CAS# 10326-27-9: Not published.
Explosion Limits:
Lower: Upper:

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures


General Information:
Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks:
Absorb spills with absorbent (vermiculite, sand, fuller's earth) and place in plastic bags for later
disposal.

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Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas.
Storage:
Store capped at room temperature. Store in amber containers. Protect from heat and incompatibles.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls:
Provide local exhaust or general dilution ventilation.
Exposure Limits:

Chemical Name: ACGIH NIOSH OSHA

Water None of the components None of the components None of the components
are on this list. are on this list. are on this list.
Barium chloride dihydrate None of the components None of the components None of the components
are on this list. are on this list. are on this list.

OSHA Vacated PELs:

Personal Protective Equipment


Eyes:
Do not wear contact lenses when working with chemicals. An eye wash fountain should be
available in the immediate work area. Wear splash-proof safety goggles.
Skin:
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators:
Not required for normal use. Firefighting-- any self-contained breathing apparatus with full
facepiece operated in pressure-demand mode.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties


Physical State: Clear liquid.
Color: Colorless.
Odor: Odorless.
pH: Neutral.
Vapor Pressure: No information found.
Vapor Density: No information found.
Evaporation Rate: No information found.
Viscosity: No information found.
Boiling Point: 212F (100.00C)
Freezing/Melting Point: 32F (0.00C)
Decomposition Temperature: No information found.

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Solubility in water: Soluble.
Specific Gravity/Density: 1.0
Molecular Formula: No information found.
Molecular Weight: No information found.

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability:
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
None reported.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Oxides of nitrogen, oxides of carbon, oxides of sodium.
Hazardous Polymerization:

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

RTECS:
CAS# 7732-18-5: ZC0110000.
CAS# 10326-27-9: CQ8751000.
LD50/LC50:
CAS# 7732-18-5:
Oral, rat: LD50 = >90 mL/kg.
CAS# 10326-27-9:
No information found.
Carcinogenicity:
CAS# 7732-18-5: Not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, OSHA, or CA Prop
65.
CAS# 10326-27-9: Not listed as a carcinogen by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, OSHA, or CA Prop
65.
Epidemiology:
Barium chloride mist is toxic. Barium Chloride solutions are an eye, skin, mucous membrane
irritant: poisoning affects central nervous, gastrointestinal, and muscular systems.
Teratogenicity:

Reproductive:

Mutagenicity:

Neurotoxicity:

Section 12 - Ecological Information


No information found.

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Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations.

Section 14 - Transport Information

US DOT
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information

US Federal
TSCA:
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on the TSCA Inventory.
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not on the TSCA Inventory, however, its anhydrous form is on the inventory
and so this hydrate is exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR270.3(u)(2)).
SARA Reportable Quantities (RQ):
CAS# None of the components are on this list.
CERCLA/SARA Section 313:
None of the components are on this list.
OSHA - Highly Hazardous:
None of the components are on this list.

US State

State Right to Know:

California Regulations:

European/International Regulations

Canadian DSL/NDSL:
CAS# 7732-18-5 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada Ingredient Disclosure List:
CAS# 7732-18-5 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 10326-27-9 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Other Information


MSDS Creation Date: February 19, 1998
Revision Date: December 20, 2006

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Information in this MSDS is from available published sources and is believed to be accurate. No warranty, express or implied,
is made and LabChem Inc. assumes no liability resulting from the use of this MSDS. The user must determine suitability of this
information for his application.

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